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Get Involved: December Meetings

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our inner circle of friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  click here to visit FACList then click “subscribe”. (or send an email to fac@fremontartscouncil.org and ask us to sign you up!)

 

December Meetings:

At a Glance (details below)

  • Wed Nov 29:  Feast Planning Meeting – meets at the Powerhouse (7pm)
  • Tues Dec 5: Program and Events Leadership Team (PELT) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • Tues Dec 12:  (CANCELLED!) Committee of the Whole (COW) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • (No December Meeting): Communications Outreach and Development (COD) – meets at Works Progress

Committee of the Whole (COW)

Please Join Us for the Committee of the Whole – Lovingly known as the COW!

This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Meet and Greet and Eat snacks.

  • This month:  Headdress Making and Feast of the Winter Solstice Brainstorm Session! (COME TO THE FEAST SITE!  COW MEETING CANCELLED)

Tuesday December 12
Monthly on the Second Tuesdays 7 – 8:30pm at the Powerhouse Art Studio. (3940 Fremont Ave. N)

The monthly COW meetings include opportunities to:

  • Hear one minute announcements from our community
  • Share your creative adventures and engage others
  • Learn how to get involved in upcoming events and artful gatherings
  • Brainstorm!
  • Hear presentations from community members about cool projects and events
  • Find out what the FAC Leadership Teams are up to, and how to get involved.

Leadership Teams:

Did you know that the Parade and the Feast are created by volunteers? Come on down to the planning meetings this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen!    Your ideas and participation are needed.

Time: Gather at 7 pm. Meetings will start promptly at 7:10 and adjourn by 9pm.

Tuesday December 5: Program and Events Leadership Team

This team meets 1st Tuesdays at: The Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N.

The days are getting longer, and it’s time to start creating the Feast of the Winter Solstice. Your mind, hands, and time are crucial to making this feast the best one yet! Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more.

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Wednesday January 17: Communications, Outreach & Development (COD) Leadership Team

(No December Meeting)!  This team now meets 3rd Wednesdays at: Works Progress Co-work Space: 115 N. 85th St. #202 (Across 85th from Bartells. Enter around back from the alley off 1st Ave NW).

This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations. Agenda includes planning for upcoming fundraising campaigns.

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The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

— The FAC is powered by volunteers.

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}

November News: Trolloween, Feast & More

Trolloween – Tuesday October 31 at 7pm at the Fremont Troll

Trolloween is coming! Put on your most outrageous costume and come out to the Fremont Troll’s birthday party! The celebration begins at the Fremont Troll at 7pm sharp on Halloween, October 31st. After a performance, the party marches away through the community for the annual Haunt of Fremont! Come before 7pm and march away by 8m with the band, or be left in the settling dust and lingering sounds of our rebellious laughter. Trollogogo to follow at the Doric Lodge, 619 N. 36th St, Click here for event details. –*– Click here to volunteer.

Feast of the Winter Solstice – Thursday December 21 (Location TBD)

The Feast of the Winter Solstice is a spectacular annual gathering for members of the Fremont Arts Council and their invited guests. Do you want to be involved in planning this year’s feast? Join us at a November COW or Events Team meeting, and share your ideas. (see below for times and details). Is your FAC membership up to date? …..

Fall Membership Drive

Want to be part of something big? 2018 will feature our 30th Fremont Solstice Parade! Become a member of the Fremont Arts Council today and expand this diverse network of people who build community through the art-making process. Already a member? Are you sure your membership is up to date? Your membership dollars and volunteer time are essential fuel for the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration, Luminata, Trolloween, the Feast of the Winter Solstice, May Day, care and feeding of the Fremont Troll. Your membership helps to keep the lights on, the rent paid and art supplies flowing at the Powerhouse Art Studio where the magic is born. Click here to join or renew.

Call for Photos

Do you have fabulous, professional quality photos of Luminata, Trolloween or other FAC events that you would like to share with us? Perhaps they will show up on our website or social media sometime soon. Click Here for details.

Our Commitment to Social Justice and Inclusiveness

During these historic times, we want to affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations. We are actively reaching out to expand our community so that we can find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible. Please let us know at fac@fremontartscouncil.org if you want to be involved in this planning.

How to Get Involved

Volunteer

Have you been hankering to get more involved with FAC? We need you and your talents! Let us know who you are and what you’re interested in, and we promise to find a fun way to scratch that creative itch. Click here to volunteer

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 pm

This month: Headdress making and Feast of the Winter Solstice Brainstorm session! Please join us at our monthly COW meeting. This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Share ideas and one minute announcements of interest to our community. Meet and Greet and Eat snacks. Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle at 7 pm.

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our inner circle of friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe: click here to visit FACList then click “subscribe”. (or send an email to fac@fremontartscouncil.org and ask us to sign you up!)

Support Us!

Want to keep the Fremont Arts Council in glitter and goo-gahs? We could not create our events and community art workshops without the support of our community. Donate or become a member here
Join a Leadership Team

Program and Events Leadership Team Meeting – Tuesday, November 7, 7-8:30 pm

The days are getting longer, and it’s time to start creating the Feast of the Winter Solstice. Your mind, hands, and time are crucial to making this Feast the best one yet! Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting – Wednesday, November 22 7-8:30 pm

This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations. Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley). Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org
{photo by H. Graham 2011}

Trolloween – The Haunt of Fremont

Trolloween, the birthday party for the Fremont Troll, has had a long and illustrious history for of 26 years. Many types of performances and music have celebrated the gatherings. Each year something different is done as a surprise for the costumed revelers, from fire dancing to comedies, satires to parodies.

This year, a new immersive performance is planned; a parody adapted from Jean Giradoux’s play “The Madwoman of Chaillot”, that will involve members of the audience to decide a public trial of the beauty of new buildings rising fast in Fremont, and whether judged good or poor, the resulting conclusion will be bursting with opinions.

The event will start at 7 PM as usual on October 31st at the Fremont Troll. An opening ceremony welcoming the rendering of the veil between our world and the spirit world will be invocated by a local bewitching sorceress. Soon a developer will demand a voice at the gathering, prompting a interruption of the rendering. The developer will demand that the folks leave the area, as new construction is destined to destroy the Fremont Troll and put in more apartments for the rich. And the oil under that Troll will pay all this for from all the vehicles leaking overhead. The rabble will demand a trial and with that the crazy old ladies of Fremont declare themselves the judges, the audience the jury. Many surprising twists are in store.

Following the performance, the Haunt of Fremont winds its way to the Doric Lodge (619 N. 36th St) with lively music outside to keep our booties grooving!”

Want to help make this happen?
Click Here to Volunteer for Trolloween
•or, Email trolloweeen@fremontartscouncil.org to get involved!

{photo by H. Graham 2011}